Shelter in Kansas City won't house gay couples - KMOV.com

Shelter in Kansas City won't house gay couples

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The City Union Mission in Kansas City says it will not allow legally married same-sex couples who are homeless to stay at the shelter.

 
   Executive director Dan Doty says shelter officials believe that the Bible prohibits same-sex marriage. He says married same-sex couples will be referred to other shelters.
 
   The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1xdQcnd ) the mission is a private nonprofit that receives no governmental funding, meaning it is not bound by anti-discrimination rules. Officials at the Topeka Rescue Mission say they haven't decided if the couples will be allowed to stay.
 
   But other Kansas City-area shelters say same-sex married couples already are welcome to stay. That includes Salvation Army shelters in Kansas and Missouri, Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph shelters and the Lawrence Community Shelter.
 
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   Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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